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b eVOL. XIII: NO. 2. PHILIPSBURG, GRANITE COUNTY MONTANA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 899. PRIC: $3.00 A VOL. XIII: NO. 2. PHILIPSBURG. GCRANITE COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 3, 1899. PRICE: *3.00 A YEAR. ..JUST RECEIVED.. A New Line of Samples, 1000 to Select From, For Spring and Summer Clothing Come and Look Them Over and Observe Prices. X A Fit Guaranteed X XA Full Line of Men's, Boys', XHave Rubber Heels Put on Women's, Misses and Children's Your Shoes and Thereby Pre. Rubbers to Keep Your Feet Dry vent Yourself From Slipping Genls' Flrnlsher M L OD Boots and Shoes CITY LIVERY AND FEED STABLES -THE!- - GOOD- FINE T OUTFITS RIG S F COR IN THE CIMMERCI1L COITYrJ' ~" MA N 'BUSSES TO AND FROM ALL TRAINS. Stages for Anaconda and Granite. First-Clase Service. BLACK AND WHITE HEARSES J. J. Carmichael, Proprietor. ANewBroom SweepsClean Is the Old Saying. WISH to announce to the public that I am now selling Groceries. It is my desire to put prices as near cost as any merchant safely can. My busi ness policy is to please every buyer. Your trade is solicited. Goods delivered promptly. Give me a call. Masonic JOHN NEU Broadway, Building Philipsburg SUCCESSOR TO M E EDWARDS '. --.....---....... --.... +ANGUS JOHNSTON4@ MERCHANT TAILOR i SU IT S All Wool, Fall Weight $ 5 up Broadway, Philipsburg. THEODORE ANDERSON, DEALER IN LUMBER AND COAL Rough and Dressed Lumber, Shingles, Doors, Windows, Building and Tar Paper at Lowest Prices. THE CELEBRATED GALT HEATING COAL PENNSYLVANIA ANTHRACITE AND CUMBERLAND BLACKSMITH THE MAIL FOR JOB PRINTING jTRK88 LOUNGE FACTORY TENTS AND AWNINGS MADE TO ORDER lmrnitre Neatl Repaired OSCAR DURAND, i olema Bldg, Brosdway, Philipsburg. ELL DOWN THE SHAFT James McDonald Meets With a Peculiar Acci dent in the Granite Mine. DROPPED OVERA HUNDRED FEET Was Caught Between the Wall and the Pipe and Escaped Almost Certain Death-Not a Bone Broken. A Miraculous Escape. James McDonald, one of the men engaged in repairing the shaft of the Granite mine had a miraculous escape from death last Saturday afternoon. 'The men were at work near the 900 foot level, when Mr. McDonald in some way stepped from the cage and dropped down the shaft. The signal was at once given to the engineer to lower the cage, and it was expected that Mr. McDonald's lifeless form would be found in the water some dis tance below. It was a happy surprise when his voice was heard, and Mr. McDonald was found about 110 feet from where he had fallen, standing on the wall-plate, and his greetings were: "I am all right, boys!" In some manner he became wedged between the wall and pipe in the pipe shaft, which checked the fall. and although he was bruised considerably Mr. Mc. Donald was able to extricate himself, and standing on the wall-plate he awaited the arrival of his companions. He was at once tauen to the surface and removed to his home, where Doc tors Conyngham and Humphreys made an examination. The injuries were found to be slight and no bones were broken, although Mr. McDonald was considerably bruised about the head and body and his nerves had sustained a severe shock. He is now recovering from his injuries and is getting along as well as can be expected under the circumstances. That he was not killed is nothing less than a mir acle. Mr. McDonald was certainly born under a lucky star. HUNTING IN WINTER TIME. One Philipsburg SFortsman Gets a Duck and the Other a Ducking. Dr. E. F. Conyngham and Surveyor George W. Wilson took a few hours' reoreatioe -last -Monday, to hunat tLh' festive mallard, which infests the ponds on Georgetown flats at all sea sons of the year. Duck hunting on the flats is attended with many note worthy incidents, especially in the winter time, when the snowshoe is the most essential part of the sports man's outfit. The principal ponds on the flats are fed by springs which never freeze over, which makes it a desir able place for water fowl to spend the winter. Ducks, however, know their business, and the approach of real sportsmen makes them very uneasy, even if he waars snowshoes and is otherwise disguised by bed sheets and the like. The best way to get ducks on the flats is to shoot them at long range-say anywhere from a thousand yards up-or have a flying machine and run them down. The doctor and Mr. Wilson report having had a splendid day's sport and that hunting was never better on the flats than last Monday. The weather was excellent, and getting aboard their Canadian snowshoes they commenced a survey of the hunting grounds. Large flocks of mallards were seen everywhere, but the hunters had nut come prepared to bring all of the game home and were obliged to let most of the fowl go by. Everything went well until the doc tor broke through the snow into a pool of nice, warm water, wetting his snowshoes up to his waist. Mr. Wil son came to his rescue and the chase after ducks was resumed. A farm house was at last reached and it is said the doctor was prevailed on to accept the loan of a dry pair of trousers. The hospitable resident of Georgetown flats is a man of only moderate size, and the pants were a trifle short at the an kles for the doctor; but some who saw the hunters come home insist that the doctor was rigged out in highland cos tume. We came near overlooking the most important point of all-the game. Mr. Wilson had in his possession a flue large mallard duck, while a notch cut in the doctor's gun stock indicates a ducking. The doctor would have brought home more game, but he claims Mr. Wilson secured all of the ducks that the man on Georgetown flats had on hand,while he was chang ing trousers, which incident was re sponsible for Mr. Wilson having the most game. THOUSAND DOLLAR BILLS, That's the Handsome Manner in Which W. A. Clark Rewards His Friends. Lon R. Hoss, editor of the Citizens Call, is reported to have received a $1,000 bill last Monday from Senator elect W. A. Clark, which was a gen. tle reminder that the services of Mr. Hose during the recent senatorial con test were appreciated. We are re liably informed that the editor of our contemporary accepted the gift, and that he forthwith started about town, after banking hours, attempting to have it changed by some of our mer chants. Most of them were short a few nickels of having the requisite amount in the till to change the bill, and the lucky editor was compelled to cache it over night under the bed, until John W. Dawson opened the bank the next morning. While mak ing the rounds he neglected to call at the Mail office, where the neces sary change might have been made, as we have long cherished the idea, that to have a few $1,000 bills conveniently at hand would greatly simplify mat ters and make things easier and more comfortable at the business end of the institution. R. H. Hereford, the well known ao countant, admits having had the bill in his own hands and can vouch for its genuineness. Mr. Herford is taken as undisputed authority on such mat ters, as he has been connected more or less with the newspaper business for years and consequently has had ample opportunity of frequently handling and critically examining bills of this de nomination. Upon careful inquiry, however, Mr. Hereford reluctantly ad mitted that while conversing with Mr. Lon Hoss, who allowed him to fondle the bill awhile, Mr. Abe Hoss, the ed itor's brother, stood facing him in the doorway with the office ax in one hand and a shooting stick in the other. Un der the circumstances, Mr. Hereford, after satisfying himself of the genuine ness of the bill and furtively glancing at Abe and wondering why that geun tleman stood there, returned the treas ure with a sigh. Who could blame him? We imagine that we would feel just as he did. HENRY BROWNING SUCCUMBS )IRKS AT IIlS HOME IN PILl[IIIPM1.It.g WEDNI)ISI)AY AFTERNOON. .Vns A,,n Old-Time and Respected iesl dent, Having Come HIere in 1875 - Large Funeral. Died - In Philipsburg, Montana, ou Wednesday, February 1, 1899!. Henry M. Browning, aged 43 years. Mr. Browning was born at Mineral Point, Wisconsin, in 1856, and had lived in Montana over twenty-three years. In September, 1875, he came to Unionville, near Helena, and thence to Philipsburg. He worked in the Hope mine for about fourteen years, at various times, until he contracted miner's consumption and was obliged to abandon his accustomed vocation. About nine years ago he was married to ..iss Nellie Barlett, in this city, death dissolved the union. Mr. Browning was a man of excel lent qualities and character, and en joyed the highest respect and esteem of his neighbors, and in fact all who had ever known him admired him for his many noble traits He was a man whom any community could ill-afford to spare-honorable in all his transac tions, and a kind and faithful hus band and father. While employed in the Hope mine he became afflicted with that dread disease. iminer's consume tion, from which he suffered much, and to which after several years ofjpa tient endurance, he finally succumbed. Several times had his life been des paired of, but he rallied, and his splen did constitution and wonderful vital. ity repeatedly carried him over a serious attack. For the past two years Mr. Brown. ing had been unable to perform much manual labor, and repeatedly during the winter season he was a constant sufferer. Since early last fall he had been confined to his home, and lately had become so weak that he was unable to walk. Mr. Browning real ized that he could not recover and of ten expressed himself as being pre pared to meet his maker. He was sur rounded by his family when the end came, abcut 4 o'clock Wednesday after noon. Much sorrow has visited the Brown ing household during the past five or six years, and the afflicted relatives are accorded the deepest sympathy of the entire community. Will Brown ing, a brother of the deceased, died February 24, 1893; the following year, on April 12, Miss Sarah Browning, a sister, quietly passed away; less than a year later, on February 14, 1895, Mr. E. B. Browning, the father, was sum moned to the great beyond, and on February 1, 1899, Mr. Browning was relieved of his sufferings to meet ever lasting joy above. Four deaths have occurred from the same household within so short a space of time, and side by side in the quiet city of the dead thier bodies are laid at rest. Mr. Browning was an honored mem ber of the A. O. U. W., which organ ization escorted the remains to the grave. Deceased leaves a wife and two chil dren, Nicholas and Harry, aged 7 and 3 years respectively; a brother, Walter Darlington, and a cousin, Wm. Pol lard, of this city, and a sister, Mrs. Emily Jackson, of Mineral Point, Wis. The funeral took place from the family residence this (Friday) after noon ana was largely attended, and the remains were laid at rest in the family lot in the Philipsburg cemetery, the Rev. J. A. Smith, pastor of the M. E. church, performing the last sad rites at the residence and at the grave. The pall-bearers were: James Mc Donel, G. B. Ballard, George Weaver, John A. Harding, H. B. Carden and George Opp. The Mail joins the community in extending its deepest sympathy to the bereaved relatives in the hour of their grief and sorrow. IN THE BLIZZARD'S PATI The Severest Storm of the Season Struck This Section Last Tuesday. MERCURY DROPS TO 30 BELOW Several Narrow Eseapesl From Freezing Are Reported-Advlies From the Weather Bureau Predlet Neve rat Days Continuance. The coldest wave of the season struck this section Tuesday morning and the mercury dropped to about 20 degrees below zero in a few hours. It com menced to snow last Saturday and con tinued over Sunday, but the weather was mild and it looked very much like a thaw would follow. Monday was a pretty fair day and Tuesday morning opened up quite warm and pleasant. About 9 o'clock a. mi. the wind changed to the n:rtheast and a cold wave, ac companied by a heavy snowfall, swept over the conntry. The wind increased during the day and piled the snow up in heaps, and Wednesday morning the thermometers registered 26 below zero in soie places. A gsood mllany team sters and woad-haulers who had started for the woods Tuestay morning before the blizzard set in were oblig:ed to turn back and return to town without a load,. the snow-storm 1,eing so blinding that they were unable to see the road. Floreed to Turn Hack. J. F. Pickett and his son Leverne started for the Marshall Creek wood camp with their teamstll s usual Tunes day morning after wood. but the stormnI blcanice so furious after tlhey had reached the flat vbeyond Durfe's lane that they could not see the road and were obliged to return to town. M. Mungas andl another Austrian teamster who are hauling wood from the same place, and Henry Lippert, who was also bound for the woods on Marshall creek, came up with Mr. Pickett and his son and all thougnt it best to return to town. excepting Mr. Lippert, who comn eluded to go on, but after going some distance farther he also concluded that it was useless to attempt to bring in a load and turned back. The stormn in creased in fury and turned very cold, but all reached town safely. Mr. Pickett lost his hat and was obliged to adopt the use of a grain sack for a head gear, and his son had his face slightly frost' bitten vn the homea ar'trlp. Did Not Venture Out. Some of the teachers did not go to their homelts for lunch Tuesday noon, preferring to miss a meal rather than to venture out in the severe storm. Somne parents went to the school honuse after their children and many of the smaller pupils were not permitted to return in the afternoon. No inconvenience was experienced, however, at the school nhomse and the building was very com fortable all day. Nipped by the Frost. Peter Gallagher. while coning from Gtranite Tuesday afternoon, had his ears frost bitten and Conrad Wipf froze his nose= while coming fromn his home down town Wedne-ulay morning. Several hydrants are retportted to, , frozen up atoullt town and wood-piles are disap pearing like snow in a J anuary thaw. Their Desire (iratified. Those who have been wishing for sleighing: all winter are now satisfied, and the ice business is at its best. The ice coming from Kroger's pond is over two feet thick and tas clear as crystal. The Cold Wave Continues. The cold weather still continues and the temperature has been from 20 to 30 below zero ever since the blizzard struck this city last Tuesday. This (Friday) morning the thermometers registered 30 below and there are no in dications that the weather will moderate soon. According to the weather reports the cold spell will continue at least several days longer and serious conse quences may result. Daly Hanged in Effigy. Correspondence of The Mail. New Chicago, Jan. 80.-Marcus Daly was hanged in effigy near the railroad station at this place last night. The mail carrier was the first to make the discovery when he went to meet the train from Philipsburg this morning. Suspended from a telegraph pole near the station platform was the effigy of a man with a placard attached to the breast inscribed as follows: Good ly, Billy. Micky Daly. A rope had been tied around the neck, hangman fashion, and thrown over the telegraph wires, and in that manner the effigy had been hoisted to near the top of the telegraph pole. One gum boot and one leather boot had been chosen to represent the feet. It is not known who the parties are who committed the act. A Very Enjoyable no,.lal. The monthly social given by the ladies of the Episcopal church at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George S. Congdon last Friday evening was one of the most pleasant parties of the winter and those present had a most enjoyable time. Various games were played and dancing was also indulged in, Mrs. W. E. Moore, Mrs. J. H. Williams and Miss Bessie Westphal favoring the dancers with ex cellent music. One of the special feat ures of the evening was the performance of the Burnt Cork quartette, who amused the audience with plantatioh songs and dances. Those taking part in the performance were Maggie Ryan, Estella Ries, Kate Hvnes, Pearl At water, Harry Briggs, Ed Ballard, Tom Morton and Fred Castle, and their seve ral parts were well carried out. Dainty refreshments, consisting of coffee, sandwiches and cake, were served, and a good many dimes found their way into the treasury. Several months ago the ladies of the Guild decided to give a social or enter tainment once a month to be known as the Dime social and the plans have been successfully carried out. The enter tainments are given at the home of one of the members of the society and everybody is invited. Refreshments are served during the evening, for which t dime is charged and the proceeds ap plied to the church fund. .... . .-- .- A WEDDING AT KIRKVILLE. Two Well-Knori n Young People of This ('omlninlllty Joined for Life. A pretty homne wedding took place last Wednesday evening at Kirkville, Miss Bertha M. Gaskill and Mr. William Suprenant being united in marriage by Rev. J. B. Butter, pastor of the Pres byterian church. The ceremony was performed in private at the newly-pre pared home of the young couple and only a few intinmate friends were pres ent. Mrs. John Huddleston, sister of the bride, and Mr. W. E. ('astle acted in the capacity of bridesmaid and gromusmnanm. A delicious wedding s.p) per was served after the conll'sion of the ceremionv. Mr. and Mrs. Suprenaut will reside in Kirkville in the future, one of the Costello cottages having been cotml'fort ably furnished and was in readiness to receive thenl. The MBail joins the moanv friends of the happy couple in extending con gratulati,,ns. A Prohlifi (!iualruipidl. A story is told concerning a well knowvn rancller who has resided near New Chicago for ninny years and who enjoys the con(fidenc, and respect (of all his neighbors. It appears tlhat this promninent farlrer never engaged in raising cattle, and, in fact. never would even own a cow mitil last year. Some how or another one of his neigdhbors got the best of him and induced him to buy a mnileh cow, and now it is said that this very cow (quite an ancient critter ;tt that) has got two calves. Some claim that since tih cow had two calves last year she ought to have at least three this year, aLd the valley ranchers aye wondering what particular kind of hav grows on this man's ranch. Several of his neighbors are negotiating to pasture their c"mw-s on this ranch, .'while som.,e of the moire superstitious ones go as far as to intimate that the sto-k assocination should he made ac qluainted with the peculiar circum stance. Of colurse. no one would think that there is anythillng wrong if a cow happens to have two calves, butif this cow shounld doubll he:- increase every year and have folar calves this year and eight the next, and so on, the calves would soon I'e more nlumenrous around New Chicago than gophers are in some sections, and the( maitter should be looked after. The man with the cow, however, is loosing no sleep over all these calves and intends to teach his neighbors somoething ahbout the cattle business. NEW CHICAGO NOTES. The Dunkleborg district shows signs of reviving anindation. Six men are working the Cleveland, Mr. Funk's mine, under lease. Joe Thom has abandoned the chase for the shy and elusive tie, and has migrated to Philipsburg. The 'burg will please accept our sympathy. Eugene Barrett has disposed of a half interest in the Silver Tip to Butte parties. and will put a force of men to developing that promising prospect in a short time. J. H. Bear has taken his departure for the Arkansas Hot Springs, to be treated for head trouble. His friends hope he will stay there until thorough ly recovered. "Banjo" Billy Gilmore is in camp from his Gold Creek properties. "Ban jo" says there will be a stampede, next summer, to . the head of Gold Creek, that will make the Klondike stampede look like a pleasure trip. The following question is respect fully submitted for debate at the next meeting of the Flint Creek Literary sociely : "Resolved. That a Missou rian has as much right, liberty, and the pursuit of Willow creek girls, as an Irisman. " Affirmative, Jack Claw son; negative, John D. MoRea. Alex. Heathman has sold his busi ness in New Chicago to George Davis. who will dispense "sheep dip" and "rough on ranchers" to the thirsty denizens of that thriving town.' Alex has removed to Granite, and in com pany with Will Secar, has opened the old Smith saloon, where he will be pleased to see his many friends of the valley. Mrs. W. G. Periman continues to improve, much to the gratification of her many friends. Mrs. P., though comparatively young in years, is an "old-timer" in Montana, having crossed the plains in '64, and came to "Bear" when that opulent camp was in its palmiest days. She is a type of the best class of pioneer women, and is "22 carats fine, where the present gen eration of Montana women can't show a color," as a well known old timer of Deer Lodge once put it. She is eight times a mother-in-law, and her hospi. table home usually resembles a kinder garten in an active state.